Warriors:Rescue the Kits
|Sneaking throug the woods on the right flank|
|Firepaw leads the assault|
Team Rocket's Gambit
|That's a lot of Pokemon!|
|Don't trample the lettuce!|
The game was scheduled for 3 hours, and at the end of three hours, we weren't particularly close to a result. The GM gave a slight victory to Team Rocket (not us, alas) due to the fact that they had people (er...Pokemon) on the hill, but I think given another turn or two, we could have pushed them off. So, while I appreciate the level of detail of the table, and the work involved...I think this was a bit much for a true "kids game".
We had circled a lego pirate game to play next, but after 5 hours of straight play, and checking out the game, we decided to pass (it was being run by a gentleman who had run a similar game last year, which ended up being out least favorite). So we took the opportunity to do some shopping in the dealer area. I ended up getting talked into buying some starter sets for Wings of Glory (formerly Wings of War) - the WWI aerial combat game. This turned out to be a bit prescient.... After checking into our hotel, we were deciding what to play that evening. We had picked out a spaceship game, but before we went there, we wandered by one other table...
It was Beauty that Killed the BeastLet me post the description here:
As Fighter Command orders your Long Island squadron to
New York City with a rendezvous point of the Empire State
Building, you wonder what is going on? When you check with
Flight Control about your target, they respond with “You willknow it when you see it” Kids Rule for 2 hours
|Inbound towards the Empire St. Building...Wait..what is that?!?!|
|Get close...but not too close...|
Dinos vs. Nazis
|Himmler is about to be carried back to the nest.|
|Not looking good for Eva Braun and her bodyguard.|
In this game, we played the dinosaurs, and our objective was to eat as many Nazis as possible. They were worth various points, and we had historical Nazis, as well as film and TV Nazis (Col Klink, the eyepiece guy from Raiders of the Lost Ark). I'm not so sure the game is balanced all that well, as some dinosaurs have it easier than others - but then again, Liam's Pterodactyls outscored my T-Rex - and hey, you're playing Dinosaurs eating Nazis, so who can complain?